You will soon be able to enter all competitions shown online! In the meantime, to enter any of the draws shown on this page, please send your name, address and telephone number to Draw Name, The Local Answer, 1 Ullenwood Court, Ullenwood, Chetlenham GL53 9QS to arrive by the Closing Date shown. Please note: You can send individual entries to all competitions in one envelope to save on postage � mark the envelope TLA Competitions.
  1. Prizes are as stated and no cash or prize alternative will be offered.
  2. Employees of The Local Answer and their families or households are not eligible to enter.
  3. The first correct entry drawn at random after the closing date will win the prize as stated.
  4. The winner will be notified by telephone after the closing date has passed.
  5. The Editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Entrants must be over 18 years, unless stated.
  7. Proof of posting is not regarded as proof of receipt of entry.
  8. The Local Answer accepts no responsibility for the provision of the prize, which remains at all times the full responsibility of the prize donor(s).
  9. By entering any competition you agree to have your name published in the next online and printed issues of The Local Answer should you be drawn as a winner of the prize.
Thanks to all who took part in last months competitions and congratulations to the winners:
Gloucester Rugby � Signed Squad picture � Mr S. Dunn of Hyde Lane, Swindon Village. Cheltenham Town FC � Tickets for Rotherham game � Andrew Kaighin of Springbank Close; Mr Wood of Caenarvon Road; Mr Szewuzuk of Sherborne Street; Simon Stephens of Painswick Road; R. Loren of Shepherds Close. Bacon Theatre � Tickets to ARGH! � Patricia Whittaker of Southcourt Close; Emily Ellis of East Approach Drive; Jason Blackburn of Northway, Tewkesbury. Frankie & Bennys � Meal for two � Mr & Mrs Cull of Longway Avenue; Alison Matthews of Little Normans; Sophie and Simon Williams of Moorend Road; Kathleen Hamilton of Barley Close; Alexandra Mayhew of Corpus Street.


To read about our current competitions click on the magazine above!!


You can now enter the competitions via email! Just send your entries to:

(please put the competition name in the subject line, and include your name, address and contact number in the email)

TLA Photography 2018 Competition
Are you a keen photographer? Have you ever received The Local Answer and thought you’d like your photo to be published on the front cover? Well now’s your chance! We’re running a competition over the next few months to find the best cover photos for our 2018 publications. We’re looking for animals, plants, food, everyday objects and more to represent the four seasons of the year.
The winner for each month will have their photo published on the front cover of 200,000 magazines distributed throughout Gloucestershire. Entrants are welcome to include a brief description (up to 50 words) of the photo which, along with their name, will appear inside the magazines and on social media.

How to enter:
Send your image(s) along with your name, address and telephone number stating ‘TLA Photography 2018’ to We cannot accept postal entries. Any photos sent in the post may not be returned. The closing date for entries is Friday 10th November 2017. Entries received after midnight on this date will not be accepted.
Image Criteria:

  • The image subject must be local to Gloucestershire and relevant to the whole county
  • Must have a specific focal point, which fits within a square shape
  • Must have a colour contrast in order for us to select a colour theme for the month (the colour used on the front cover and various pages throughout the magazine)

Image Specifications:

  • High quality resolution – 300dpi (dots per inch) – and a minimum of 20cm wide when cropped.
  • We can only accept file sizes up to a maximum of 10mb and JPEGs are preferred. If you are successful we may ask if you have a larger version to send us, so please keep your original files.
Competition Rules:
In addition to our usual competition rules (found below our Index of Advertisers), the image must be an original and owned by the entrant. Entrants must seek the permission of any people, or the owners of any property, featured in the photograph. Entrants must specify which month they wish the image to be used for – we will only accept one image per month. Entrants may submit images for up to three months of the year – any additional images will be ignored. We will accept photographs from professionals, though there will be a maximum of three professional winners, with the other nine winners being amateurs. In the case that we receive no entries for any month of the year, or none of a high enough quality, The Local Answer will supply an image for the cover in that month. The Local Answer reserves the right to exclude any photographs they believe may have been excessively edited. The entrant must not have used their images for any other competition or publication in the UK. Winning Entrants will be expected to comply with additional terms and conditions related to The Local Answer’s right to publish.